Challenge: Symmetry In Nature (Advanced Editing VII)
Collection: 2012 Challenge shots
Camera: Canon EOS-7D
Date: May 12, 2012
Date Uploaded: May 12, 2012
[May. 20th, 2012 10:21:40 PM]
When this challenge came up, I decided that I wanted to do a bird in full flight, wings spread.
I came up a shot of a small songbird that I absolutely loved, but his body was turned slightly to the left. One person that I asked said that it was perfectly fine and showed symmetry well, another said that it wasn't symmetric.
I tried for 3 days to get a more symmetric shot of a song bird, and it didn't happen.
So it was the last day and I was going to enter the not quite symmetric shot, because I was out of time. It was Mother's Day, it was the last day of a play that I was in (the Illiad, the Odyseey and all of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes or Less). It was a matinee. We were done at five.
I told my family -- it's mother's day! We get to go do photography for an hour. (I love Mother's day!!)
So we took the ferry across the James River (that's where I get my seagulls), and took as many shots as I could in an hour, and there were a total of 3 symmetric shots.
What I've learned: it's almost impossible to get a straight on, symmetric shot of a bird!!
(I was tempted to clone one foot up a little. :)
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